For the inaugural London International Guitar Competition in 2012 all Semi-Finalists and Finalists performed a work especially commissioned by IGF from the British composer Stephen Goss, Marylebone Elegy.
Hear First Prize Winner of LIGC 2012, Francisco Morais Franco, perform Marylebone Elegy.
Goss’s music receives hundreds of performances worldwide each year and has been recorded on over 40 CDs by more than a dozen record labels, including EMI, Decca, Virgin Classics, Telarc, Naxos and Deutsche Grammophon. Recent commissions have come from: guitarists David Russell, Milos Karadaglic and Xuefei Yang, cellist Natalie Clein, flautist William Bennett, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Goss’s Albéniz Concerto (2009) for guitar and orchestra was released to great critical acclaim on EMI Classics in November 2010. His collaborative project with Prof. Charles Jencks, The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (2005), for violin, cello, bass clarinet and piano, was profiled on The South Bank Show on ITV1.
Projects for 2012/13 include a new guitar concerto for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, works for guitarist John Williams, violinist Nicola Benedetti, and a piano concerto for Emmanuel Despax. Steve is Professor of Music and Head of Composition at the University of Surrey, and a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.